Man Pushed in Front of Train by Woman: Second Incident in Weeks Has Riders Fearful

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By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
December 28, 2012|7:19 am

A man was pushed in front of his train and died last night in New York City. It's the second time in less than one month that a person has died in such a manner, and police are asking for the public's help in locating the woman who committed the crime last night.

The incident took place on the platform of a 7 train in Queens; a woman who had been mumbling to herself, according to witnesses, suddenly stood up and pushed a man in front of the oncoming train. She had apparently been following him beforehand and did not act until the train was closer. After pushing the man down, she fled the scene, and police are still looking for her.

"We haven't determined whether it was random or if there was some connection yet, but there was nothing from what the witnesses could see to indicate that they knew each other and he did not, according to the witnesses, appear to realize that she was approaching," police spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times.

According to police, the man's body was in such bad condition that he has yet to be identified. The woman, caught on camera and described by witnesses, is believed to be Hispanic and in her 20s. At the time of the incident, she was wearing a blue, white, and gray ski jacket and Nike sneakers that were gray on top and red on the bottom.

Police have released the surveillance video in the hope that someone will be able to help them identify the killer. Riders were already on edge due to the gruesome death, and images, of Ki-Suck Han being pushed onto the tracks. The New York Post ran a cover story with a picture of him trying to save himself, to no avail, and received serious backlash for doing so.

Now, with a second killing, riders are urged to be extremely cautious and aware of their surroundings.

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